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Winners of Taste of Dorset Restaurant or Dining Pub Award

  We are delighted to be the winner of the 2015 Taste of Dorset Award for best restaurant or dining pub.  The awards are  run by Blackmore Vale Magazine and the best restaurant or dining pub category is  sponsored by BV Dairy. The award was announced at the Taste of Dorset Gala Dinner held at […]

A Taste of the West Country Cookery Book available here!

The new cookery book ‘A Taste of the West Country’ is a collection of original recipes created by Taste of the West award-winning chefs and producers. It features a recipe from our Head Chef who was set the challenge of producing a recipe using wasabi from the award winning producer, The Watercress Company in Dorchester. […]

6-course taster menu – Friday 30 October

6-course Taster Menu A glass of Kir & canapes on arrival Pan fried Lyme Bay Scallops with a ham hock terrine, apple & ginger puree, pickled carrot and pickled beets Lobster consommé with a wild mushroom dumpling Tre Fiora, Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy 2013  Oven roasted Halibut fillet with a celeriac & truffle terrine, Crab […]

Spanish Inspired Seafood Evening – 23rd October 2015

SPANISH NIGHT MENU Glass of Sangria or Sherry and canapés on arrival. Starter – Tapas Pan fried Gambas with garlic butter Brandade (salt Cod) on garlic croutons Deep fried Sprats with rouille and lemon Deep fried Squid ink and chorizo risotto balls with aioli Harissa whole grilled sardines with a tomato, basil, caper & balsamic […]

Shellfish evening 16th October 4-course menu

Shellfish 4-course menu A glass of sparkling kir & canapes on arrival Starters Pan fried Gambas (shell on) Thai style with coconut milk, coriander, chilli and ginger Pan seared Lyme Bay Scallops with a celeriac & truffle puree, braised fennel and sautéed samphire grass Oysters Rockefeller – hot oysters  grilled with pernod, garlic, bread crumbs […]

Lobster Evening Menu – Friday 9 October

Menu includes a glass of sparkling Kir and canapés on arrival. Choice of starters, main course, dessert and coffee or tea with petit fours to finish Starters Potted Lobster with melba toast, smoked salmon mousse, pickled carrot and beetroot with watercress mayonnaise Lightly curried Lobster and Mussel chowder with caramelised onion bread Pan fried Lyme […]

Taste of Dorset 2015 Awards

We are excited to hear that we are finalists in the Taste of Dorset Restaurant Awards 2015.   We would like to thank all our loyal customers and suppliers for their continual support.

October & November Forthcoming Events

Friday 2nd October evening – Closed for private function Friday 9th October – Lyme Bay Lobster evening 4-course menu – canapés with sparkling Kir on arrival, choice of lobster-based starters and mains followed by choice of homemade desserts and coffee or tea to finish. £45 pp Friday 16th October – Shellfish Evening with matching wines […]

Mackerel ‘BLT’

MACKEREL ‘BLT’ Ingredients 2 mackerel fillets, pin boned and divided into 4 ¼ tsp English mustard 4 slices of white bread, crusts off 1 beaten egg 300g pancetta lardons 1 little gem lettuce 200ml rapeseed oil 200g cherry tomatoes, halved Method Start by rolling out the white bread as thinly as possible Egg wash one […]

Marinated Mackerel with Passion Fruit, Lime & Coriander

MARINATED MACKEREL WITH PASSION FRUIT, LIME & CORIANDER  Ingredients 2 mackerel fillets, pin boned 2 ripe passion fruit, deseeded ½ lime juice 3 tbsp olive oil 1 red chilli (medium heat) deseeded & finely chopped 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander Pinch salt & pepper Method Place the mackerel fillet on a […]